Last Christmas, donations from Milexia Italia enabled Opera San Francesco (OSF) to purchase a box of chocolates for each guest who used the Food Kitchen in Corso Corcodia for their Christmas lunch. One of two large Food Kitchens, Corso Corcodia offers hot meals to the less fortunate members of our local community. 

Founded over 60 years by the Friars Minor Capuchin of Milan, OSF is a secular institution governed by civil law, whose roots are in a meeting between an enlightened entrepreneur and the Franciscan charity of Fra Cecilio Cortinovis. The friars oversee all the governance bodies of the Association and Foundation, also serving as managers, coordinating activities, supervising volunteers, and continuing to function as figures of reference for both workers and guests.

The Food Kitchen was OSF’s first facility and is a place where people in difficulty can receive a nourishing, balanced and complete meal for free at both lunch and dinnertime. Thanks to the help of its volunteers, guests are offered the same things – hot meals, someone to talk to and comfort in a discreet and welcoming environment – since the opening of the first Food Kitchen in 1959.

Over the years, the facility has been modernised and expanded – now there are two Food Kitchens – but the values of hospitality are the same as they were over 60 years ago. Today, OSF can serve meals to over 3,000 people a day.

Milexia Italia is proud to has been supporting this local charity since 2022 in its ongoing support of the poorest members of our local community. If you would like to find out more about the work that they do or even to make a donation yourself, please visit Food Kitchen in Corso Concordia – OSF.